Teaching ESL Students

As ESL and ELD programs are becoming more common, some clear patterns are emerging. One of the best things you can do when working with ESL students is recognize the importance of their own native culture. When you create lesson plans that deal with things students can recognize in their own native language, students are more open to the learning process.

One of the best ways to reach ESL students is to place their cultural traditions in context. One of the best ways to do this is to share holiday traditions from around the world. For example, people all over the world have different ways of celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter. While traditions may vary, certain elements unite people from all over the world. Holidays are a great time to teach students new English vocabulary words. No matter if you're teaching English to native speakers, or you're teaching to students from around the world, it's a good idea to keep your lesson plans fresh. As the new school year approaches, teachers look for new ways to present lesson plans and materials. If you're working with ESL students, you're dealing with a communication barrier that must be addressed through your lesson plans.

One of the main tasks for ESL teachers is to build up the confidence of international students. This confidence boost helps students to take risks and also encourages them to reach for higher levels of learning. This is also true if you are teaching English abroad, which is what more and more English teachers are looking to become certified to do. Another great way to encourage learning among ESL students is to involve family members. Many ESL teachers organize family nights and other special events. This is a great way for students to see the diversity of their fellow classmates. In addition, parents have the opportunity to meet one another and often form friendships and support systems that last for years to come. This is also a great opportunity to encourage people of all ages to practice their conversational English skills.

Fill out my online form.

Lawyer Challenges Obscenity Claims Of Emails Between Teacher, Student
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) ? A lawyer for a former high school English teacher in New Hampshire accused of sending sexually explicit emails and videos to a 16-year-old female student says the material isn?t obscene and is protected speech under the state and U ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:56:00 GMT

More than 100,000 students involved in Dual Language Programme
Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said they were students from 1,216 schools ... Mahdzir said DLP gave preference to schools which met the criteria for teaching and learning in English and Bahasa Malaysia for the Mathematics and Science subjects.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:10:00 GMT

Teacher-Made Lessons Make Inroads
How do you help the struggling student?" Coulson said. The state education agency's Kockler said a teacher team is adding new supports for special education and English-language learners to the guidebooks. Meanwhile, Bellaire teachers have been using their ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:14:00 GMT

How teachers see the classroom redefined by the cloud
For example, algebra teachers can spend more time troubleshooting individual students' problems by using content like Khan Academy to cover the core material. In other cases, Khan Academy can be used as additional support material. Mark Miazga, an English ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Workshop prepares teachers to help and protect immigrant students
They really minister to the needs of their students.? Moreno urged the teachers to be attuned to warning signs ... April Marinell, who teaches English as a second language at William McKinley School in North Philadelphia, said in an interview after ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:30:00 GMT

The challenges of teaching ESL in community college
... major role in ESL teaching. "ESL is taught in many types of community college settings, and it varies based on the nature and purpose of a program-credit or non-credit, academic or vocational, and so on," Machado writes. Students may be in intensive ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMT

How teachers are helping kids sort it out
?That is scary.? With kids now preferring to get their news online, it?s important to help students decode the avalanche of information they absorb every day online, said Heather Yurkovich, an English teacher at O?Hara Park Middle School in Oakley.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:51:00 GMT

Springdale Students Graduate From ESL Program
She credits her success to her teachers. ?At first it was really tough, I had to keep on going and going until this year I finally succeeded,? she said. ESL Instructional Facilitator Jana Reid said the students achieved this by scoring proficient on ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:40:00 GMT

Teacher, student team up to save choking victim
Instinct and training took over for student Matt Vettraino and teacher Rod Windle when another student began choking during a sophomore English class at Churchill High School one afternoon last week. Nicholas Thrushman, who had accidentally swallowed a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:04:00 GMT

Teacher describes journey to learn English, fit in
By the time my English had developed I had already been isolated from ... me self-conscious and in a sense made me very defensive. My journey from ELL student to ELL teacher started when I enrolled at Marian University in their Spanish education program.
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT